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paradiseinn
Sep 23rd 2008, 02:59 PM
i've been playing guitar for almost 20 years.GOD has blessed me with this gift.i come from a family that have been musicians.right now i have a esp ltd ec50 electric and a mitchell acoustic guitar my amp is a roland jc120 i also play thru a boss me30 effects unit.just wonderin if anyone here is into playing music.thanks

Luke34
Sep 23rd 2008, 07:23 PM
I'm a piano performance major at college. I also do percussion, organ and clarinet (the last not so well).

ilovemetal
Sep 23rd 2008, 07:42 PM
hmm. you know, after 7 years of playing guitar i never got better. oh well
i played bass in a band for 6 years.
i can play drums alright
i make electronic music, which involves playing a midi keyboard

if i could afford a harp i'd totally get one too.

Rebelnote
Sep 23rd 2008, 07:49 PM
I play piano, violin, and just picked up the Mandolin (still really rusty). I also sing.
I studied classical piano through jr high high, college and was a piano performance major for a while, but I just didn't enjoy it enough to major, so I switched to a music minor.

paradiseinn
Sep 23rd 2008, 11:39 PM
hey lets start a band:idea:lol

graceforme
Sep 23rd 2008, 11:57 PM
I had never played any instrument or studied music in my life. About 6 years ago, my hubby and I started going to a new church, and they use accoustic instruments (guitar and mandolin) in the service. One day, I went up to pastor after service and pointed to his guitar. I asked him, "If I learn to play one of those things, will you let me play?" He said, "Well, sure!" I went out the next day, bought a Harmony guitar and started taking lessons. I was 51 at the time. I took lessons for about 1 1/2 yrs. and then started playing in church. The pastor asked me later what prompted me to ask him that day if I could play. My answer - "Well, it must have been the Lord, because up till the instant that it came out of my mouth, playing music in church had never crossed my mind."

Believe me, I don't play fancy or anything, just basic chords and have played rhythm for a couple of different groups. What a blessing this music has been in my life! I just wish I had learned at an early age so I would be better. I see the kids in their teens and they are so talented - I know we're not supposed to "covet" what others have, but sometimes I do "covet" their ability to play and write songs.

Anyway, the Lord has blessed me with a nursing home ministry. I go to 15 nursing homes each month and play gospel music and sing for the residents. I sometimes think I'm more blessed by this than they are. I love going to nursing homes - they are so gracious and so appreciative of the music. I sing old hymns mostly, as that is what the folks remember and enjoy the most. It thrills my heart when I hear an alzheimer's patient who doesn't even communicate verbally anymore start singing along when I sing "The Old Rugged Cross." Or they might just clap their hands.

Over the years, I have also learned to mess around a little with the mandolin, and have learned to pick a banjo somewhat. I learned to play "Cripple Creek", which is the first song for most banjo players, and also "Amazing Grace", which was pretty difficult, but I was determined. I love Bluegrass music the best and frequently "jam" with several different bands.

I have two guitars - a flat-top Hohner and an electric accoustic, which is what I use the most. Sorry to "run on" so much, but I just get excited when I talk about music. It is such a blessing!

Thanks for "listening." God Bless.

Slug1
Sep 24th 2008, 12:00 AM
Does trying to be a musician count ;)

I've owned my guitar for about 5 years now and have about... oh maybe a whole 6 months playing time on it and it sounds like I've only been playing for 6 months on it :lol:

paradiseinn
Sep 24th 2008, 12:59 AM
god bless you grace,that was so awsome to read your post.i still have a smile.it sounds like you kick butt playing and singing.keep it up girl!good job!thanks for your reply!:thumbsup:

paradiseinn
Sep 24th 2008, 01:01 AM
hey slug keep at it man.practice.you will get as good as you want to!

graceforme
Sep 24th 2008, 01:35 AM
Does trying to be a musician count ;)

I've owned my guitar for about 5 years now and have about... oh maybe a whole 6 months playing time on it and it sounds like I've only been playing for 6 months on it :lol:


Well, I've been playing for about 6 years now and much of the time it sounds like I"VE only been playing for 6 months on it. But, we must endure and persist - all good things take time!

God Bless.

Slug1
Sep 24th 2008, 01:59 AM
Right now I'm forcing myself to learn Strong Tower by Kutless. I got the intro down ;)

Forcing, cause I'm lazy, hahaha

paradiseinn
Sep 24th 2008, 02:55 AM
hey slug i have to tell you , i know alot of intros to songs but i never seem to learn the rest of the song.LOL. i've found out thats a guitar player thing. we all know a bunch of intros. it's kinnda funny.

Slug1
Sep 24th 2008, 02:58 AM
hey slug i have to tell you , i know alot of intros to songs but i never seem to learn the rest of the song.LOL. i've found out thats a guitar player thing. we all know a bunch of intros. it's kinnda funny.Hahaha, so true and the 1st intro learned is Smoke on the Water :rofl:

paradiseinn
Sep 24th 2008, 03:29 AM
yes:rofl:...exactly!

graceforme
Sep 24th 2008, 10:38 AM
You are so right! My daughter, who is a fantastic guitar player, knows the intro to about 50 different songs. I'll ask her to play the rest of the song, and she usually says, "I don't know the rest. Just the intro."

I think she really enjoys learning the picking parts.

ynnedenny
Sep 24th 2008, 10:42 AM
Been playing the keyboard for over 20 years. I also play bass guitar, and all brass instruments. I play a mean djembe, too.

paradiseinn
Sep 25th 2008, 01:29 AM
denny,man you are bigtime gifted. thats awsome, do you use a pick or fingers for bass?

ynnedenny
Sep 25th 2008, 02:31 AM
denny,man you are bigtime gifted. thats awsome, do you use a pick or fingers for bass?

It depends on the style of music. Actually, I prefer to use a pick. I just like the sound of a picked bass better than a fingered bass. Thanks for the compliment. I know my talent is a gift from God, so my desire is to use that gift to spread His word and grace. I plan to join my church's praise group, I just need t decide which instrument I want to play. Sometimes I wish I only played one.

Rebelnote
Sep 25th 2008, 03:25 AM
It depends on the style of music. Actually, I prefer to use a pick. I just like the sound of a picked bass better than a fingered bass. Thanks for the compliment. I know my talent is a gift from God, so my desire is to use that gift to spread His word and grace. I plan to join my church's praise group, I just need t decide which instrument I want to play. Sometimes I wish I only played one.

Why not see which instrument you play is the one your praise team could use the most?

ynnedenny
Sep 25th 2008, 03:42 AM
Well, they need several... I was thinking trumpet, since they have a sax player. But then, one of the guitarists is doubling as the keyboardist, and he barely touches the keys. Dunno which one they need more.

ilovemetal
Sep 25th 2008, 05:01 AM
sometimes when i write music and then i hear this band (which isn't mine), and it'll blow my mind, and it'll be so epic that i realize nothing will ever be as good, so i quit music:P

i hate/love bands that make you want to give up. you know what i mean right? something you never thought could happen in the world of music does happen, and then your like, well, i'm out.

yup.

ynnedenny
Sep 25th 2008, 06:01 AM
sometimes when i write music and then i hear this band (which isn't mine), and it'll blow my mind, and it'll be so epic that i realize nothing will ever be as good, so i quit music:P

i hate/love bands that make you want to give up. you know what i mean right? something you never thought could happen in the world of music does happen, and then your like, well, i'm out.

yup.

Haha! Yeah, I've been there a time or twenty. After I get over my initial shock, I usually try to figure out ow they did it. Then, I play it over and over and over again, til the death threats start rolling in from the neighbors.

paradiseinn
Sep 25th 2008, 06:04 AM
noooooooo don't give up lovemetal!:eek:
keep at it. practice and develop your own style. then nobody will sound like you. nobody is better than anybody. people have different styles!:pp
everybody is good

Big T
Sep 26th 2008, 04:12 AM
I played bass and trumpet. Family life made me give it all up. It was great while I did it. Got to meet awesome people and makea difference in society due to my music.

Drums4Him
Sep 26th 2008, 11:28 PM
I played accordion when I was a young lad, but my real love is drums. I play in our worship band at church.........

Lorren
Sep 27th 2008, 08:24 PM
Does playing for my church count?

I play the clarinet for church, and I'm also in the choir.

TRL1957
Oct 6th 2008, 03:52 AM
My Mother taught me how to play the guitar at age 9.

Bethany67
Oct 6th 2008, 04:13 AM
Violin, tenor sax and singing here. Can strum a few chords on the gutar but nothing special, and have always wanted to play the harp or bagpipes.

markedward
Oct 6th 2008, 05:17 AM
I learned how to play guitar (and bass), somewhat good at drums. And singing if you count it.

Of course, I'm speaking only in the context of Rock Band... I have absolutely no musical talent whatsoever.

paradiseinn
Oct 6th 2008, 03:08 PM
lately i've been tossin' an idea around in my head. i would like to get a classical guitar and learn that. man...the classical players are great...no pick just fingers,those guys are the real shreders. i need to practice fingerpicking alot.:idea:

TrustingFollower
Oct 6th 2008, 06:54 PM
i've been playing guitar for almost 20 years.GOD has blessed me with this gift.i come from a family that have been musicians.right now i have a esp ltd ec50 electric and a mitchell acoustic guitar my amp is a roland jc120 i also play thru a boss me30 effects unit.just wonderin if anyone here is into playing music.thanks
You being a guitar player, you will like this thread. A few of us hacks started putting some stuff all in one spot to make it easier for us to find it.

http://bibleforums.org/showthread.php?t=83466

paradiseinn
Oct 6th 2008, 09:39 PM
thank you trust!

pbg423
Oct 7th 2008, 06:11 PM
I've played guitar for eight years. Piano for about four. Although I don't do the latter very well :). I wish I could find another guitarist or bassist to jam with around here though..